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New Website Promotes Burma Rights and Democracy: Partially..

[b]New Website Promotes Burma Rights and Democracy: Partially Funded by U.S. Government[/b]

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b] Washington, D.C.

U.S. Condemns Conviction of Cambodian Opposition Lawmakers

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States condemned the conviction of Cambodian opposition legislators Cheam Channy and Kong Piseth by a military court on August 9.

LTTE leadership okayed the murder of the Jaffna Police Officer

As more details came to light about the murder of Senior Superintendent of Police, Charles Wijewardena, in Jaffna, the Tamil website, Thenee.com (Honeybee) lashed out against the pro-LTTE media and website for distorting the known facts.Post your opinion

Row over 1984 anti-Sikh riots rock Indian parliament, opposition asks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to go

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

For the first time since coming to power some fifteen months back, the Manmohan Singh government appears to face a crisis of sorts with the opposition finding a ‘stick’ to beat the ruling Congress led alliance.

Police probe shows LTTE behind the killing of Jaffna top cop

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Officers of the police criminal investigation department, inquiring into the abduction and killing of Senior Superintendent of Police Charlie Wijewardane said that the Tamil rebels were totally responsible for the murder. Four cadres of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) from Chavakachcheri in Jaffna, including Iswaran who is in charge of the area, were responsible for abducting and later murdering the officer, Police sources said.

Musharraf calls or greater trade between Muslim states

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf has called for greater trade between the Muslim countries through removal of barriers for their rapid and sustainable socio-economic development.

Sri Lanka goes ahead with long-delayed two power projects

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Inability to meet the ever growing demand for energy forced the government to go ahead with two power projects that had been on the shelves for decades due to political reasons. The government finally accepted the need for the speedy construction of Norochcholai Coal Power plant and Upper Kotmale Hydro Power plant if the country is to come out of the energy crisis.

Palace satraps harass Nepalese journos

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Yet another instance of King Gyanendra regime harassing and intimidating journalists has come to light from an interior pocket of the Himalayan Kingdom.

Currency appreciation may affect Chinese foreign trade

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Chinese government's
decision to appreciate their currency Yuan
is likely lead to a slowdown of the World economy and
slower growth in foreign investment and also expected to affect
Chinese foreign trade.

Crisis engulfs BJP in India’s Silicon Valley,<br> local satraps plan a split

From M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Emissaries of Bharatiya Janata Party chief L K Advani are working over time in India’s Silicon Valley to avert a split as the local satrap B S Yediyurappa is tossing various options that range from aligning with the main rival Congress and the Janata Dal ( Secular) a party of former prime minister Hardhanahalli Doddegowda Devagowda.

New Website Promotes Burma Rights and Democracy: Partially Funded by U.S. Government

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the government’s foreign economic assistance arm, in collaboration with the Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Burma Information Technology Team and the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma launched a new website designed for easy access to information about the repression going on in Burma (now known as Myanmar) by the military regime. Post your opinion


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